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OXFORD WHISPERS by MARION CROSLYDON Blog Tour and Review

OXFORD WHISPERS Tour Information


Title:Oxford Whispers (The Oxford Trilogy, #1)
Author:Marion Croslydon
Release date: October 8th, 2012
Genre:Paranormal
Age Group: New Adult
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

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Book Description:
SOOKIE STACKHOUSE GOES IVY LEAGUE!

Madison LeBon is dead set against the dead. She has vowed to ignore her Voodoo-stamped heritage and the psychic gift passed down through her Louisiana family. The world of the living is where she wants to belong.

But her resolution shatters when the tragic lovers in a painting—the subject of her first history class at Oxford—begin to haunt her. The lovers warn her against their own nemesis, a Puritan from the English Civil War.


College becomes more complicated when Madison falls hard for Rupert Vance, a troubled aristocrat and descendant of one of the characters in the painting. With the spirit of a murderer after her, she realizes that her own first love may also be doomed…

FALL IN LOVE FOR THE FIRST TIME… AGAIN

{Upper-YA/New Adult – Recommended 17+}


Review

Rating: 5 wings
Genre: paranormal, romance, new adult, couldn’t put down, ghosts

‘Oxford Whispers’ is one of those books which when reading makes me sigh quietly with happiness :-). Marion Croslydon has the perfect balance of the paranormal, romance and tension all wrapped up with an amazing plot!
The book begins in 1650 when a Cavalier is found wounded by a Puritan woman and man. Then time shifts to present day Oxford where Madison is at university – she is American and a descendent of Voodoo practicians, but she can also see ghosts and has a link to the painting of The Wounded Cavalier. As she delves deeper into her research of the painting she opens herself up to the story and the spirit of the woman connects herself to Madison, thereby putting her in danger from the jealous Puritan lover. Strange, unexplained occurrences take place whilst Madison is beginning to have feelings for Rupert Vance, who has family links to the Cavalier in the story.
Marion Croslydon deals with what could be a confusing past and present story in an uncomplicated way, finding ways to charm her reader in and keep them enthralled.
Her use of Rupert and Madison’s romance is one of these ways. Rupert is the university’s ‘golden boy’, in the sense that he has the Title, the money, the trophy girlfriend and a place on the rowing team. Madison is the focussed quiet history grad student with a small group of friends and little money.Yet, when the couple have to study together they have a connection which they both try to deny, because of their differences, and Marion Croslydon uses the romantic and often sexual tension between them to build the reader’s expectation.
The paranormal aspect of the story is heightened by the appearance of the Puritan’s spirit in Madison’s life. Although as a reader we are aware that this spirit is inhabiting the body of a character known to Madison the mystery is not revealed until the end of the book. I admit that I thought I had the plot resolved halfway through, but I was very wrong!!! But I loved the tension!
Oxford Whispers is a treasure of a book which I would recommend to all fans of pararomance. It covers elements of history, mystery, love and ghost stories and is as sophisticated as it is entertaining. I am very excited for the sequel!

About the author


In addition to being an author, I work as an entrepreneur, wife and mother-of-one but spend a good deal of time with books, DVDs and listening to my mp3 player; all for the sake of inspiration, of course.

My debut series, The Oxford Trilogy, has been a blast to write because I can indulge in my favorite types of music: Country and English rock.

My main goal as a writer is to make readers dream bigger and cause their hearts to beat a little faster.
Since my writing is all about sharing dreams and stories, I love connecting with fellow readers and authors.
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